30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: PEPFAR Program Expenditures, 17156-17157 [2020-06336]

Download as PDF 17156 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 59 / Thursday, March 26, 2020 / Notices considers adults eligible for payment if they continue to be unable to do substantial gainful activity because of their impairments; and we consider Title XVI children eligible for payment if they have marked and severe functional limitations due to their impairments. SSA also uses Form SSA– 454 to obtain information on sources of medical treatment; participation in vocational rehabilitation programs (if any); attempts to work (if any); and the opinions of individuals regarding whether their conditions have Number of respondents Modality of completion Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) improved. The respondents are Title II or Title XVI disability recipients or their representatives. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** Average wait time in field office (minutes) *** Total annual opportunity cost for wait time (dollars) ** SSA–454–BK (Paper version) ...................... Electronic Disability Collect System (EDCS) 270,500 270,500 1 1 60 60 270,500 270,500 * $10.22 * 10.22 ** $2,764,510 ** 2,764,510 *** 24 *** 24 ** $245 ** 245 Totals ..................................................... 541,000 .................... .................... 541,000 .................... ** 5,529,020 .................... ** 490 * We based this figure on average DI payments, as reported in SSA’s disability insurance payment data. ** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the application. *** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information data. 2. Employer Reports of Special Wage Payments—20 CFR 404.428–404.429— 0960–0565. SSA collects information on the SSA–131 to prevent earnings-related overpayments, and to avoid erroneous withholding of benefits. SSA field offices and program service centers also use Form SSA–131 for awards and postentitlement events requiring special wage payment verification from employers. While we need this information to ensure the correct Number of respondents Modality of completion Average burden per response (minutes) Frequency of response Estimated total annual burden (hours) payment of benefits, we do not require employers to respond. The respondents are large and small businesses that make special wage payments to retirees. Type of Request: Revision of an OMBapproved information collection. Average theoretical hourly cost amount (dollars) * Total annual opportunity cost (dollars) ** Average wait time in field office (minutes) *** Total annual opportunity cost for wait time (dollars) ** Paper Version: SSA–131 (without #6) .......... Paper Version: SSA–131 (#6 only) ............... Electronic Version: Business Services Online Special Wage Payments .................... 105,000 1,050 1 1 20 2 35,000 35 * $36.65 * 36.65 ** $1,282,750 ** 1,283 *** 24 *** 24 ** $880 ** 880 26 1 5 2 * 36.65 ** 73 0 0 Totals ..................................................... 106,076 .................... .................... 35,037 .................... ** 1,284,106 .................... ** 1,760 * We based this figure on average Budget Analysts hourly salary, as reported by Bureau of Labor Statistics data. ** This figure does not represent actual costs that SSA is imposing on recipients of Social Security payments to complete this application; rather, these are theoretical opportunity costs for the additional time respondents will spend to complete the application. There is no actual charge to respondents to complete the application. *** We based this figure on the average FY 2020 wait times for field offices, based on SSA’s current management information data. Dated: March 20, 2020. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. issue a Federal Register Notice with details. Jeremy M. Greenwood, Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–06277 Filed 3–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P [FR Doc. 2020–06338 Filed 3–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF STATE DEPARTMENT OF STATE Notice of Cancellation of Public Meeting for International Maritime Organization Facilitation Committee [Public Notice: 11082] Due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID–19, the Department of State is cancelling its meeting in preparation for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Facilitation Committee previously scheduled on April 6, 2019. The IMO has indefinitely postponed the subject meeting. If another meeting is scheduled, the Department of State will 17:20 Mar 25, 2020 Zachary A. Parker, Director, Office of Directives Management, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2020–06337 Filed 3–25–20; 8:45 am] [Public Notice: 11083] VerDate Sep<11>2014 Department of State will issue a Federal Register Notice with details. For additional information, contact Sharla Draemel (draemels@state.gov) or Tricia Smeltzer (smeltzertk@state.gov). Jkt 250001 BILLING CODE 4710–08–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law: Notice of Cancellation of Meeting Due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID–19, the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL) is cancelling its meeting previously scheduled meeting on Friday, April 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. This meeting will be re-scheduled at a later date. The PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Public Notice 11077] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: PEPFAR Program Expenditures Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of proposed collection of information. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the information collection E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 59 / Thursday, March 26, 2020 / Notices described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for public comment. DATES: Submit comments up to April 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and supporting documents, to Irum Zaidi, 1800 G St. NW, Suite 10300, SA–22, Washington, DC 20006, who may be reached on 202–663–2588 or at ZaidiIF@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: • Title of Information Collection: PEPFAR Program Expenditures. • OMB Control Number: 1405–0208. • Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection. • Originating Office: Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC). • Form Number: DS–4213. • Respondents: Recipients of U.S. government funds appropriated to carry out the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). • Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,100. • Estimated Number of Responses: 1,100. • Average Time per Response: 16 hours. • Total Estimated Burden Time: 17,600 hours. • Frequency: Annually. • Obligation to Respond: Mandatory. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to: • Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department. • Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 • Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your personal information, will be available for public review. Abstract of Proposed Collection The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was established through enactment of the United States Leadership Against HIV/ AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108–25), as amended by the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–293) (HIV/AIDS Leadership Act), as amended and reauthorized for a third time by the PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115–305) to support the global response to HIV/AIDS. In order to improve program monitoring, PEPFAR added reporting of expenditures by program area to the current routine reporting of program results for the annual report. Data are collected from implementing partners in countries with PEPFAR programs using a standard tool (DS–4213) via an electronic web-based interface into which users upload data. This expenditures data is analyzed by partner for all PEPFAR program areas. These analyses then feed into partner and program reviews at the country level for monitoring and evaluation on an ongoing basis. Summaries of these data provide key information about program costs under PEPFAR on a global level. Applying expenditure results will improve strategic budgeting, identification of efficient means of delivering services, accuracy in defining program targets, and will inform allocation of resources to ensure the program is accountable and using public funds for maximum impact. Methodology Data will continue to be collected in a web-based interface available to all partners receiving funds under PEPFAR. After implementing Expenditure Reporting since 2012, we learned that implementing partners (IPs) prefer the Microsoft Excel template (DS–4213) data collection process. The requirements in the Excel template have been reduced with IP input to only request critical information. By being able to download a template, prime IPs responsible to complete the submission PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17157 are more effectively able to collaborate quickly with other key personnel and coordinate with their subrecipients to enter the data for the full amount of PEPFAR funding expended during the prior fiscal year. This approach also proves helpful where internet connectivity is not strong. After completing the Excel template, IPs upload the data to an automated system that further checks the data entered for quality and completeness. Automated checks reduce the time needed by IPs to complete the data cleaning process. Aggregate data is available in a central system for analysis. Brendan Garvin, Director of Management & Budget. [FR Doc. 2020–06336 Filed 3–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 279 (Sub–No. 7X)] Canadian National Railway Company— Discontinuance of Trackage Rights Exemption—in St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties, N.Y. Canadian National Railway Company (CNR), a Class I rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue approximately 22.3 miles of limited local and overhead trackage rights on a line of railroad owned by CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), extending from milepost 160.8 in Massena, N.Y., to milepost 183.1 at the U.S.-Canadian border near Fort Covington, N.Y., in St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties, N.Y. (the Line).1 The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 12937, 12914, 13613, and 13662. CNR has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years via CNR’s trackage rights; (2) any overhead traffic handled by CNR on the Line could be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of CNR rail service on the Line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service on the Line is pending either with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within 1 The Line is among those lines currently proposed to be acquired by an affiliate of CNR. See Bessemer & Lake Erie R.R.—Acquis. & Operation— Certain Rail Lines of CSX Transp., Inc. in Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, St. Lawrence & Franklin Ctys., N.Y., Docket No. FD 36347. CNR certifies that it has served its verified notice on all parties of record in that acquisition proceeding. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 59 (Thursday, March 26, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-06336]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 11077]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: PEPFAR Program 
Expenditures

ACTION: Notice of request for public comment and submission to OMB of 
proposed collection of information.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State has submitted the information 
collection

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described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 we are 
requesting comments on this collection from all interested individuals 
and organizations. The purpose of this Notice is to allow 30 days for 
public comment.

DATES: Submit comments up to April 27, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Direct requests for additional 
information regarding the collection listed in this notice, including 
requests for copies of the proposed collection instrument and 
supporting documents, to Irum Zaidi, 1800 G St. NW, Suite 10300, SA-22, 
Washington, DC 20006, who may be reached on 202-663-2588 or at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
     Title of Information Collection: PEPFAR Program 
Expenditures.
     OMB Control Number: 1405-0208.
     Type of Request: Revision of a Currently Approved 
Collection.
     Originating Office: Office of the U.S. Global AIDS 
Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC).
     Form Number: DS-4213.
     Respondents: Recipients of U.S. government funds 
appropriated to carry out the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS 
Relief (PEPFAR).
     Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,100.
     Estimated Number of Responses: 1,100.
     Average Time per Response: 16 hours.
     Total Estimated Burden Time: 17,600 hours.
     Frequency: Annually.
     Obligation to Respond: Mandatory.
    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department to:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department.
     Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost 
burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are 
public record. Before including any detailed personal information, you 
should be aware that your comments as submitted, including your 
personal information, will be available for public review.

Abstract of Proposed Collection

    The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was 
established through enactment of the United States Leadership Against 
HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-25), as 
amended by the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global 
Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization 
Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-293) (HIV/AIDS Leadership Act), as amended and 
reauthorized for a third time by the PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018 (Pub. 
L. 115-305) to support the global response to HIV/AIDS. In order to 
improve program monitoring, PEPFAR added reporting of expenditures by 
program area to the current routine reporting of program results for 
the annual report. Data are collected from implementing partners in 
countries with PEPFAR programs using a standard tool (DS-4213) via an 
electronic web-based interface into which users upload data. This 
expenditures data is analyzed by partner for all PEPFAR program areas. 
These analyses then feed into partner and program reviews at the 
country level for monitoring and evaluation on an ongoing basis. 
Summaries of these data provide key information about program costs 
under PEPFAR on a global level. Applying expenditure results will 
improve strategic budgeting, identification of efficient means of 
delivering services, accuracy in defining program targets, and will 
inform allocation of resources to ensure the program is accountable and 
using public funds for maximum impact.

Methodology

    Data will continue to be collected in a web-based interface 
available to all partners receiving funds under PEPFAR. After 
implementing Expenditure Reporting since 2012, we learned that 
implementing partners (IPs) prefer the Microsoft Excel template (DS-
4213) data collection process. The requirements in the Excel template 
have been reduced with IP input to only request critical information. 
By being able to download a template, prime IPs responsible to complete 
the submission are more effectively able to collaborate quickly with 
other key personnel and coordinate with their subrecipients to enter 
the data for the full amount of PEPFAR funding expended during the 
prior fiscal year. This approach also proves helpful where internet 
connectivity is not strong. After completing the Excel template, IPs 
upload the data to an automated system that further checks the data 
entered for quality and completeness. Automated checks reduce the time 
needed by IPs to complete the data cleaning process. Aggregate data is 
available in a central system for analysis.

Brendan Garvin,
Director of Management & Budget.
[FR Doc. 2020-06336 Filed 3-25-20; 8:45 am]
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